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2014 News....

Turning on lights

The Chair of the Council, Cllr Glenda Lloyd with some of the school children at the traditional turning on of the lights on the Christmas tree.








We Remember

Chair of the Council, Cllr Glenda Lloyd, in the company of officials of the Church, members of the choir and the chair of the school council Adam Owen at the Remembrance Sunday service.

New businesses open in Pensarn

It has been a busy time in Pensarn with the opening of three more new shops; Dunelm which was officially opened by the Cllr Glenda Lloyd and also Subway and Domino's Pizza. The Community Council welcomes these new businesses to Pensarn and the new jobs they bring.



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Council gets a grant for improvements at the park

At a recent meeting of Llangunnor Community Council the Clerk was pleased to report that the Council had been successful in getting a grant of £15K from their application to Grantscape. The money is provided from CWM Community and Environmental Fund. The application was based on a consultation exercise held earlier in the year and many of the suggestions made by residents were incorporated into the application. Depending on the cost this will hopefully include among other things - extending the path, an outdoor gym, refurbishment of current equipment, introduction of new equipment, new seating / picnic tables and improvements to the entrance.

The Clerk is currently discussing the proposed improvements with the County Council and establishing what permissions are required. Once these are received the Park Sub-Committee will then decide if further grant applications are needed or if the Council will contribute towards the work that is to be carried out. However, before any works can commence the Council will have to go out to tender for the different elements.

The Chair of the sub-committee, Cllr Selwyn Thomas was very pleased to receive news of the grant and said "Llangunnor Community Council is very grateful to CWM for their support with this important project. The grant has to be completed within two years and it is hoped that works within the park can be completed first, works in and around the entrance will be the last part of the jigsaw. The Council apologise in advance for any disruption to park users, but we hope to keep this to a minimum".

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Road Finally Reopens....


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There was good this week in respect of the B4300 from Llangunnor to Capel Dewi. It has just been re-opened.

Western Power  are now resuming work which was stopped last year due to the bad weather. This is to re-furbish the overhead high voltage line between Penymorfa Housing site , Blaengwastod Road and Llangunnor Road . Most of the work will be on agricultural land but they will be excavating and crossing the main road near the Police Headquarters. As always with their planned works they will notify customers of any interruptions to supplies.

 New Headmaster for Llangunnor School... 6/5/14

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Mr Aled Davies was recently appointed as the new headmaster of Llangunnor School. Due to responsibilities at his current schools he will not take up the post until January 2015. All the best Aled.


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 Chair opens New Poundstretcher Store... 25/4/14 



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Cllr Selwyn Thomas the Chair of Llangunnor Community Council officially opened the new Poundstretcher store in Pensarn on Friday morning. Poundstretcher is the UK’s leading discount store and the new store will create 24 new jobs.  A new Pet Hut will also open within the store; this will stock a wide range of famous pet brands, for dogs, cats and small animals, providing pet lovers with everything they need for their pet under one roof.

Re-Opening of Police Base at Yr Aelwyd... 21/4/14


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Dyfed Powys police are re-introducing drop-in surgeries for the residents of Llangunnor to discuss any issues with their officers. Jade Jones the PCSO for Llangunnor will be present at the new base, at the rear of Yr Aelwyd, between 10a.m. and 12noon on the first Wednesday of each month from May. This will be reviewed after a few months depending on the public response and can be changed if there is a need, more regular sessions will also be held if there is the demand.

 New barriers for Sticle Path... 20/3/14


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Following representation from the Community Council barriers have now been put in place where Sticle Path crosses Penymorfa Lane. The lack of a barrier had been highlighted by the Council as a danger to pedestrians, particularly children, as the visibility on the route coming up from underpass was poor. The barriers were installed by Carmarthenshire County Council with the cost being met by the Community Council.

 Crime Commissioner visits council... 27/2/14

Police Commissioner attends Council meeting - Mr Christopher Salmon attended the Council meeting on the 20th February. He began by giving a brief summary of why the Commissioner role was set up. He summarised his key objectives and emphasized that a police presence in the Community was the No 1 priority. Following some interesting questions it became clear that the closure of the custody unit, with its knock on effect on police presence in Carmarthen, was giving rise to most concern. Mr. Salmon agreed to bring these concerns to the attention of the Chief Constable and report back to the Council.

Police and Crime Commissioner website. 

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 Tree down Llangunnor Road... 12/2/2014

Due to very heavy winds in Carmarthen a tree fell down in Llangunnor Road just by Police Head Quarters.  Carmarthenshire Council are shown busy clearing the road.

For more stories on the weather problems in Carmarthen please follow this link.  http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Schools-closed-3-000-homes-left-power-wind/story-20613109-detail/story.html

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UP Grade for Llangunnor Park....  9/2/14

Llangunnor Community Park plays an important part in the Health and Wellbeing of the residents of Llangunnor. The Community Council is looking to upgrade the park and install new facilities, including an Outdoor Gym, that residents of all ages can enjoy. To achieve this objective we need to know how you think the Park can be improved.

Come and tell us on 19 February 2014

2pm—7pm ‘Yr Aelwyd’, Rhos Las, Tregynnwr,

Poster download here

Llangunnor Community Park Improvements. download plan.

Llangunnor Park Consultation feedback form. download

Laser Station Comes to Llangunnor,Carmarthen.1/2/2014

LaserStation is a high-tech, live action laser shooting game played within a tech themed area full of special effects, lighting, pulsating music as well as other players to interact with that will create an exciting interactive gaming and entertainment adventure.   

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for more information call 01267 235 648.

website http://laserstationwales.com/

Penymorfa Lane Re-opens.20/1/2014

Carmarthenshire Council have now re-opend Penymorfa land to traffic after it being closed for over 4weeks.this was due to Recent heavy rain that resulted in the collapse of a retaining wall.


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Wind Farm in Brechfa Forest. 13/1/2014


Plans to run power lines through a forest as part of a controversial wind farm project in Carmarthenshire, have been unveiled and it is confirmed that the planned route goes through Llangunnor. Formal consultation will run for 8 weeks from February 2014. This will include the public, local communities, elected representatives, statutory consultees, local amenity users, landowners and people with interest in the land. Llangunnor Community Council have previously stated that they wished that these power lines be run underground. Further information on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-25682795

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 Double Closure on Capel Dewi-Carmarthen Road.6/1/2014


Two parts of the B4300 are closed between Capel Dewi and Carmarthen.

The problem in the area of the Cystanog bends started in 2008 when a large tree alongside the highway collapsed into the river weakening the river bank. With repairs running at £600k it has been difficult getting funding in place to carry out the works which has caused long use of traffic lights on the section.The remedial scheme developed by Carmarthenshire council’s engineering design section involves a 135metre piled wall to stabilise the road and protect against further erosion. Work started in July.

The B4300 will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic until further notice. The suggested alternative route around the closure will be via Nantgaredig (B4310) and the A40 Trunk Road. The alternative route will be signposted for the duration of the contract. Temporary signs “Businesses Open As Usual” will be located on the B4300 to inform motorists that such businesses in the area remain open.

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 Wall Collapse due to rain..


Recent heavy rain has resulted in the collapse of a retaining wall on Penymorfa Lane between Ysgol Llangynnwr and Babell Chapel. The County Council has served a vehicle prohibition order for ten days from the 24th December on this part of the lane. The footpath is still open to the public. Please find information from Carmarthenshire County Council regarding the closing of the road. click here to download.

Following a site visit (06/01/14) by officers of CCC it is anticipated ,for safety reasons, that the road will remain closed for a  further ten days. Updates will be posted on the School's website: http://www.llangunnor.amdro.org.uk/English/Pages/default.aspx

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Flood on road due to heavy rain fall...



Please take care on Blaengwastod Road, Llangunnor. There has been a build up of water on the road due to the recent very heavy rain. Carmarthenshire County Council are dealing with the

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